Fedora Parkmann

Fedora Parkmann, Ph.D.

Department of Art of the 19th-21st Centuries

phone: +420 221 183 548
gsm: +420 724 179 902

Researcher at the Department of Art of the 19th-21st Centuries and CVF – Photography Research Centre

Fedora Parkmann is the principal investigator of the five-year grant project The Matrix of Photomechanical Reproductions: Histories of Remote Access to Art. She studied art history at Sorbonne University (M.A. in 2011 and Ph.D. in 2017) and École du Louvre in Paris. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (2019-2021) and at the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES) in 2022. Her research interests include the history and theory of photography, art in the 20th century, and transnational approaches in art history. Her postdoctoral research examined interwar Czech social photography from a transnational perspective. Her current project focuses on photomechanical reproductions of art in art journals in Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, and Russia from 1900 to 1950. She is specifically interested in their role as vehicles of artistic exchange. Her latest articles on transnational exchange in Czech photography have appeared in History of photography and Revue des études slaves.

Current projects:

The Matrix of Photomechanical Reproductions: Histories of Remote Access to Art (Lumina Quaeruntur, 2023-2027, principal investigator)

Main research outputs:

Fedora Parkmann, La photogénie entre France et Tchécoslovaquie : un point de convergence lexical et esthétique de la modernité photographique, Revue des études slaves, no. 1, vol. 93, 2022, p. 147–163

Fedora Parkmann, Asserting Photography’s Social Function: Exhibitions of Soviet Photography in Interwar Czechoslovakia, History of photography, no. 1, vol. 45, 2022, p. 139–161

Fedora Parkmann, Une histoire en deux actes: la photographie sociale tchèque au prisme de l’historiographie de l’ère communiste, Transbordeur: photographie, histoire, société, no. 4, 2020, p. 50–59

Fedora Parkmann, Un avatar tchécoslovaque de la Fifo : l'Exposition internationale de photographie à Prague en 1936 / A Czechoslovak Variation on Fifo. The International Photography Exhibition (Prague, 1936), Études photographiques, no. 29, May 2012, p. 43–81


Current projects:

The Matrix of Photomechanical Reproductions: Histories of Remote Access to Art (Lumina Quaeruntur, 2023-2027, principal investigator)

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